Key art for Humanity - a Lemmings inspired puzzle-strategy game

If you're like me and you have fond memories of the ancient Lemmings puzzle/strategy series, you might want to check out the freshly released Humanity. Much like its inspiration, Humanity is all about trying to prevent a horde of people with absolutely no survival instincts from accidentally flinging themselves off cliffs, running face-first into traps, or simply slamming their heads into walls because the very notion of having to think on their own terrifies them.

In order to get everyone to safety you'll need to micromanage just about every step of their journey. This includes deciding when they should turn around, jump, activate switches, and so forth. It's a very simple system to understand since you're only ever issuing the most basic of commands, though don't let this lull you into a false sense of security as you'll frequently need to get multiple moving pieces working in unison in order to transport everyone safely to the end.

Humanity - Lemmings inspired puzzle-strategy game screenshot of a level with multiple moving pieces

Speaking of which, the process of ending a mission is quite different between Humanity and Lemmings. In Lemmings you had to get a certain number of your followers to the end alive, whereas Humanity gives you infinite numbers to play with and only requires you to reach the finish line with a couple of them. Again, this doesn't make things easier as the puzzles in Humanity take advantage of this fact by giving you a whole bunch of unique ways to mess yourself up as you try to figure out the 'correct' answer.

Another big difference is that Humanity occasionally throws in an action-focused level or 'boss fight' to help spice things up a bit. That said, Humanity is still primarily a puzzle game, so don't expect to be able to just blast your way through all of your problems. Oh, and if you really want to get into the role of an omnipotent being toying around with the lives of lesser creatures, Humanity also supports VR so you can give your followers the personal touch.

But enough of my rambling! Instead, allow me to share with you one of the trailers so you'll get a better idea of just what Humanity is trying to do and just how weird it really is. Have a little peek:

If this sort of madness seems like it's right up your alley, you can check out Humanity and learn more about its current state over at Steam. Enjoy!

Humanity - Lemmings inspired puzzle-strategy game screenshot of the people doing a long jump

Humanity - Lemmings inspired puzzle-strategy game screenshot of a couple of obstacles in a level